Children’s Visual Health Program

Please Note: Our Vision Screening Program for senior kindergarten students has been temporarily suspended due to school closures. Call us at 625-5984 or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630 if you have questions about our program. If you have an optometrist, please check with their office regarding availability of service. Changes and updates to Optometry Care in Ontario during COVID-19 can be found at


Vision Screening Services

In accordance with the Ministry of Health and Public Health Protocols, the TBDHU is excited to offer free children’s vision screening for senior kindergarten (SK) students in all elementary schools in Thunder Bay and District each school year. 

Vision screening looks for signs of potential vision problems in children. School-based vision screening allows for all children to be checked for signs of eye problems so they can be treated in a timely manner.


Frequently Asked Questions


For Further Information

If you require more information, including help finding an optometrist, accessing free or low-cost glasses, or if your child does not have a valid OHIP card, please contact the Children's Visual Health Program at (807) 625-5984 or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630.

To find a local optometrist, please visit: Find an Eye Doctor


Last Updated: 03/10/2022